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Thank You Texas Website - Gambling Scam
Thank You Texas Website ^ | 31 March 2011 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin

Posted on 03/31/2011 5:15:40 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

An advertisement on the radio yesterday and today caught my attention. The ad scarcastically says "Thank You" to Texas for sending many of its gaming dollars to Louisiana for horse racing, casinos, etc. and for causing "thousands" of good-paying jobs to go to Louisiana along with support for "schools".

I wonder when the media is going to investigate lies like this instead of fawning over Obama. Research shows gambling to clearly be detrimental to society and especially to the poor of society. Go look at the areas where casinos are rife in Louisiana and research the societal ills that come with them (crickets chirping).

Just about the only people who would benefit from such foolish legislative action will be the casino industry, horse breeders and dishonest individuals behind those industries. They would become far richer than they already are and would have more money to donate to legislators as they attempt to buy them off.

And, finally (to keep it short), who in his/her right mind would EVER want to be like Louisian in any way? Give me a break.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: gambling; gaming; slotmachines
Have at it.
1 posted on 03/31/2011 5:15:42 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

The government hates competition in taking your dollars....


2 posted on 03/31/2011 5:20:37 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Here in Pennsylvania the road to hell is paved with good intentions.


3 posted on 03/31/2011 5:20:45 AM PDT by LoveUSA (You don't notice the night light until it gets dark.)
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To: LoveUSA

We’d love to give the Katrina folks BACK to Louisiana. If so many jobs exist, why don’t they go back and go to work? Hmmmmm?


4 posted on 03/31/2011 5:23:25 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: nevergore

Ha ha ha. Love that tagline. I know the poster from which that came (ship sinking). ROFL!!!


5 posted on 03/31/2011 5:24:22 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

We’d love to give the Katrina folks BACK to Louisiana. If so many jobs exist, why don’t they go back and go to work? Hmmmmm?


They are staying to take the jobs that’s going to be created by the new gambling laws the Legislature may pass. Or at least the website you linked said they were going to create a lot of new jobs, revenue, etc. with the new gaming laws.


6 posted on 03/31/2011 5:30:53 AM PDT by deport
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To: LoveUSA
And, here's a just-posted positive story related to the horse racing industry. I'm sure many more stories could be found.

Fatal shooting in Florida.

7 posted on 03/31/2011 5:31:49 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: deport

All that industry will do is create more misery and suffering. That is a documented fact.


8 posted on 03/31/2011 5:32:50 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: deport

I love the part about “education”. That money would be diverted to another pet project or existing education funds would be diverted within a year. Maybe both.


9 posted on 03/31/2011 5:35:20 AM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: CriticalJ

I love the part about “education”.


Heck one needs a bit of education to be able to calculate the odds don’t ya know.......


10 posted on 03/31/2011 5:42:37 AM PDT by deport
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
All that industry will do is create more misery and suffering. That is a documented fact.

It also enables those people who do not pay tax due to "poverty" to indeed help pay for their share of the cost of government. :)

11 posted on 03/31/2011 5:52:23 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Research shows gambling to clearly be detrimental to society and especially to the poor of society.

What "research" shows this? I'm not trying to be a smart aleck; I just want to know what your sources is.

We're debating the issue of legalized gambling in Panama City and I have found very little unbiased information about the impact. I would like to see some unbiased studies on the impact so I can make an educated decision on whether to oppose it or support it.

One side says it will bring in high paying jobs. The other side says it won't. One side says it will increase tax revenue, the other side says that the increased tax revenue goes to fight the crime that comes with the gambling. Both sides have a vested interest in selling their point of view, so the information from both sides is suspect.

12 posted on 03/31/2011 5:53:48 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Parting a fool from his money is just natural selection. And its amusing to watch I think we need more casinos tell you the truth.


13 posted on 03/31/2011 6:12:26 AM PDT by utherdoul
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To: CriticalJ
That money would be diverted to another pet project or existing education funds would be diverted within a year. Maybe both.

Exactly.

14 posted on 03/31/2011 6:14:34 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
here's a just-posted positive story related to the horse racing industry

Yeah. That really has a lot to do with horse racing. What's next for you: the Metropolitan Opera or Yale University?

Why don't you show up in two week in Lexington, KY, as I will. There will be, ooooh, horse racing there. All you will see is people having a good time amidst beautiful surroundings at a classy establishment. Keeneland Racetrack even has its own Library.

ML/NJ

15 posted on 03/31/2011 6:14:35 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

We have tussled here in Arkansas with the same debate. We now have two establishments (Southland Racetrack and Oaklawn) where “games of skill” are permitted and you can gamble away the mortgage payment, we also have a lottery. The gaming establishments in Tunica, MS and Shreveport, LA spend quite a bit on advertising here in the state. They also have bus services which pick up at commuter lots and ferry the poor saps to the casinos. You can tell a lot about the clientele by the pick-up locations. Disproportionately, this turns out to be the poor. I think the funds would be much better put to use by saving or paying down debt, but that is not the case for most of these people. I have lived in locations with casinos and have no desire to have them here. They serve as nothing more than a boom for pawnbrokers and the alcohol industry. The poor show up in droves to take advantage of the free drinks, all the while stuffing their limited funds into slot machines. Let LA and MS have the damn things.


16 posted on 03/31/2011 6:25:38 AM PDT by RobertClark (On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
I've been hearing that commercial for a couple of weeks now.

I hate it.

17 posted on 03/31/2011 6:28:46 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: pnh102
It also enables those people who do not pay tax due to "poverty" to indeed help pay for their share of the cost of government. :)

A point I'd never considered. I've always considered it a tax on people who are bad at math, but it IS a voluntary tax on people who don't have to pay.

18 posted on 03/31/2011 6:46:35 AM PDT by nina0113
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A point I'd never considered. I've always considered it a tax on people who are bad at math, but it IS a voluntary tax on people who don't have to pay.

Indeed. :) I remember reading somewhere that when it comes to lottery scratchoff tickets, the biggest sales tend to be in the poorest ZIP codes. I'm hoping that at least here in Maryland, we go the route of other states and start offering scratchoffs in the $50 and $100 range.

I have no worries over someone who has that kind of money to drop on lottery tickets, especially when my taxes likely pay for their rent, heat, electricity, water, health care and food.

19 posted on 03/31/2011 6:51:05 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Gambling is the poor man’s stock market.


20 posted on 03/31/2011 7:14:27 AM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: pnh102
I remember reading somewhere that when it comes to lottery scratchoff tickets, the biggest sales tend to be in the poorest ZIP codes.

I watched a tv interviewer recently talking to a woman who had just purchased $20 in lotto tickets. She told him that the lottery was basicaly "unfair". Interviewer asked her, "how so"?

She told him that "rich people had an unfair advantage, in that they could buy all the tickets they wanted".

Next - a subsidy to the "poor" to buy their fair share of lottery tickets.

21 posted on 03/31/2011 7:20:23 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Good paying jobs, illegals working in the kitchen and maids clean rooms, etc, etc.


22 posted on 03/31/2011 7:34:36 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
They would become far richer than they already are and would have more money to donate to legislators as they attempt to buy them off.

LA casinos spend a ton of money lobbying TX legislators to keep gambling out of TX.

I live less than 100 miles from an Indian Reservation casino and go there occasionally and the parking lot is 95% full of TX license plates.

If we ever get gambling in TX, Louisiana's will probably dry up.

23 posted on 03/31/2011 7:48:54 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

You may be right that casinos and legalized gambling are bad news, but let me have my online poker at least, dangit!


24 posted on 03/31/2011 8:55:19 AM PDT by Boogieman (")
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To: ShadowAce
I've been hearing that commercial for a couple of weeks now.

I hate it too, and give it the same one finger salute I give to obummer whenever I hear one of his sound clips.

25 posted on 03/31/2011 8:57:18 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (TX and MI - When the going gets tough, the dims run and hide.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

The commercial is so obnoxious and obviously over-reaching, that I think they will suffer a backlash of Texans feed up with the dishonest tactics of the gambling industry. Of course they are tending to run the ads on music stations, not talk radio stations. Guess they figure the target audience won’t see through their B.S.

I’m kind of surprised that Gov. Jendal hasn’t started running radio spots countering those phony ads, apologizing to Texans for the gambling industry falsely besmirching Louisiana’s good name and trying to drive a wedge between the neighboring states, who have shared a long history of goodwill.


26 posted on 03/31/2011 9:57:00 AM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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